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I have been an M.E. sufferer for a long time now, but sports replay gaming is an easy hobby for me to enjoy. Originally from Canvey Island, Essex, I was introduced to replay gaming a few years ago, leading to my first purchase: Cricket World. Most sports I share will be common, but there are some more obscure replays thrown in. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy your stay. Feel free to say hello! - Chris

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Final Score - WC2010 Second Round, England vs Germany

Saturday 26th June 2010 - Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg - Att. 40,510
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)

LINEUPS:
England (442): James, Johnson, Dawson, Terry, Upson, Barry, Lampard (J Cole 45' (Wright-Phillips 70')), Milner, Rooney, Defoe (Crouch 45'), Gerrard
Germany (451): Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Friedrich, Mertesacher, Kroos (Trochowski 67'), Oezil, Khedira, Klose (Kiessling 86'), Podolski (Aogo 79'), Mueller

Both sides started with a player missing through suspension; Schweinstiger for the Germans and Ashley Cole for England. Germany hit the ground running in this match with a constant barrage starting in the very first minute when Oezil headed the ball onto the post. Podolski, Mueller and Klose either had shots blocked by a desperate England or, in the case of Podolski, flat out made a mess of it. After ten minutes of this the wall finally broke when Mesut Oezil got onto a ball off a corner kick to make it 1-0.

The first half continued to be fully controlled by Germany but their plan became one of keeping possession. They did create another great chance when Jerome Boateng run onto Mertesacker's through ball but his shot was easy pickings for David James. The England goalkeeper was busy again at the start of the second half, but he must have been happier dealing with the crosses Germany kept sending in rather than another barrage.

England were unable to threaten Manuel Neuer in his goal but with only one goal in it anything could happen. So it was with a sigh of relief for the German fans that they finally turned it on again in the dying minutes. Thomas Mueller sent his shot into the roof of the net as England again failed to deal with a corner, and substitute Stefan Kiessling then followed that up with a goal of his own after he was setup by Oezil. The victors will play Argentina in the last eight.

England 0 - 3 Germany
Goalscorers:
GER Oezil 13'
GER Mueller 86'
GER Kiessling 88'

Discipline:
GER Kroos 7'
GER Oezil 31'
ENG Terry 66'
ENG Milner 78'

Man of the Match:
GER Per Mertesacher

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